| May 10, 2008
Call it a musical fairy tale. Minh Tuyet grew up nearly destitute with her six siblings in Vietnam. The family barely had money for food, and "new" clothes were sewn together from scraps of fabrics. In tough times, she and her siblings would find...
| Jun 15, 2008
The Eaves of Heaven
A Life in Three Wars
Andrew X. Pham
Harmony Books: 302 pp., $24.95
Only its loss defines a golden age. Andrew X. Pham's story of Pham Van Thong, his father, is ostensibly one of devastation. A young Vietnamese loses his ancestral...
| Feb 6, 2008
Of the new restaurants crowding the Vietnamese restaurant scene, this dozen represents best the delicious new era in Little Saigon and beyond.
Amazon. There's talent in the kitchen at this swankily designed lounge and hangout in an obscure location off...
| Sep 13, 2009
Like many Americans, Karin Esterhammer, a longtime copy editor for the Los Angeles Times, left her job last year to start a new chapter. She and her husband, Robin, who was also between jobs, wanted to move somewhere less expensive and open themselves...
| Jul 15, 2009
At this time of year, like many cooks, I'm obsessed with fresh herbs. But you can keep your Genovese basil, French tarragon and Italian parsley; for me the magic is in the leafy aromatics of the Vietnamese table -- red perilla, garlic chives and rice...
| Sep 8, 2009
In a dimly lighted warehouse at the end of an alleyway in Orange County's Little Saigon, five reporters sat side by side on mismatched chairs, talking on telephones and typing away on their keyboards. There was no air conditioning, and two large fans...
| Mar 9, 2009
Ann Bryan Mariano, who was one of the first female combat correspondents covering the Vietnam War and who sued the Pentagon to keep her publication on military-base newsstands, died Feb. 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Belmont Manor...
| Jan 1, 2010
William Tuohy, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Vietnam War, has died. He was 83.
Tuohy died Thursday morning after open heart surgery at St. John's Health Center in...
| Jan 10, 2010
Lions, tigers, bears and a haunted house in Vietnam?
It's not a fairy tale, and the only missing ingredient is a voice exclaiming, "Oh, my!"
Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien is a $219-million amusement park that began construction in 1999 and opened Sept. 11,...
| Jan 27, 2010
When Vietnamese food lovers spot the neon sign of Thien An Bo Bay Mon, they know exactly what to expect at the Rosemead restaurant. Bo bay mon (often spelled bo 7 mon) denotes the famous Saigon-style all-beef dinners of seven courses, brought to the table...
| Feb 21, 2010
"Arts of Ancient Viet Nam," the most ambitious exhibition of Vietnamese art yet to appear in the United States, is a show about meetings.
In room after room, magnificent objects on display tell a story about people -- how we encounter one another and...